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StarTech.com DisplayPort to VGA Adapter - Active DP to VGA Converter - 1080p Video - DisplayPort Certified - DP/DP++ Source to VGA Monitor Cable Adapter Dongle - Latching DP Connector (DP2VGA2)

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This converter is used to connect a device with a Mini DisplayPort to a VGA display or monitor, enabling video output. DisplayPort converters are devices that allow you to connect a DisplayPort-equipped device to a display with a different type of input, such as HDMI, DVI, or VGA. This can be useful if you have a new laptop or computer with a DisplayPort output, but you have an older monitor or projector that only has HDMI, DVI, or VGA inputs. essjae That's not entirely true. VGA is an analog signal, but the DVI interface is a digital interface which was engineered in a way to be electrically identical to a properly functioning VGA signal, so only a pinout change is needed. (Isn't a true digital signal really just a square waveform?) The first clue to a DisplayPort link failure will probably be your monitor switching to low resolution. This mainly affects AMD GPUs and usually occurs after waking your computer and monitor from sleep. Display port to just about anything else on the computer side works because the computer is built to handle both the analog and digital output needed to make it happen, it's part of the standard.

The audio support you need: If you need audio support, make sure to choose a converter that supports audio. so what I'm trying to find out is if there is another adapter i could use to get the second monitor to connect and work properly.This converter facilitates the connection between a device with a Mini DisplayPort and a DVI display or monitor.

Update the firmware on your converter. Most manufacturers offer firmware updates for their converters. Updating the firmware can help to improve compatibility and performance. DisplayPort to USB-C converter: This type of converter allows you to connect a DisplayPort-equipped device to a display with a USB-C input. If the goods are incomplete or there is a shortfall you notify us within 3 days of receiving the goodsFlexibility: DisplayPort converters allow you to connect a DisplayPort-equipped device to a display with a different type of input. This can be useful if you have a new laptop or computer with a DisplayPort output, but you have an older monitor or projector that only has HDMI, DVI, or VGA inputs.

On the monitor side however, it sounds like the monitor itself may be pure digital. My guess is that DVI-D to Display port with work, HDMI to Display Port, and obviously Display port to Display port because they're all digital. Read the instructions that come with your converter. This will help you to ensure that you are using the converter correctly. Make sure to choose the right converter for your needs. Consider the type of input on your display, the resolution and refresh rate you want to support, the audio support you need, and the number of outputs you need. Long story short, it's cheaper to go all digital from a manufacturing perspective, no more A to D conversion, and the picture looks better anyways. They probably just don't have the A to D hardware in the monitor and really didn't gear the thing for people putting the adapter on the other end.For analog VGA/YPbPr and dual-link DVI, a powered active adapter is required for compatibility and does not rely on dual mode. Active VGA adapters are powered by the DisplayPort connector directly, while active dual-link DVI adapters typically rely on an external power source such as USB DisplayPort to multi-monitor converter: This type of converter allows you to connect multiple displays to a single DisplayPort device. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DisplayPort Opens a new window (Article indicates passive DP/HDMI adapters are possible, so I don 't know why a passive VGA>HDMI wouldn't be possible but I've never seen one)

The Radeon software should alert you to the problem with an error message, but this is easy to miss when it pops up. Open the Radeon software and have a look at the notifications. The message will be: We recommend you return any goods via a postal/carriage service that requires a signature upon delivery. Only certain DVI pinouts allow for analog signal conversion with a pin change. Example, a DVI-D doesn't pass through analog signals, it's digital only. Look at the port diagram, you need pins C1-C4 for the analog signal, without those, you've got nothing but a digital signal. While you can go from a displayport to VGA monitor with a basic adapter(displayport provides power, where VGA doesn't) , I don't believe it's possible (and the your link mentions) that its not possible to go from VGA to DisplayPort, what's powering the conversion of the signal?

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If I remember correctly**, displayport actually can be run from VGA without an active adapter because displayport was based on DVI. The item(s) are returned within 30 days of cancellation. The 30 days start the day after you have notified us of the cancellation The number of outputs you need: If you need to connect multiple displays to your DisplayPort device, make sure to choose a converter with multiple outputs. Most common 5 types of DisplayPort converters DisplayPort to DVI converter: This type of converter allows you to connect a DisplayPort-equipped device to a DVI display. The system has detected a link failure and cannot set the requested resolution and refresh rate. Your display might not support the requested resolution or there may be an issue with the cable connecting the display to your computer."

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